Nutanix AHV and Nutanix Move: A Year of Remarkable Success and 100,000+ Virtual Machine Migrations

June 27, 2023 | min

Nutanix Move now migrates between 22,000 and 26,000 VMs to AHV per quarter!


As the tech industry constantly evolves, so must the tools and solutions that comprise it. In the last decade, Nutanix has been driving innovation in virtualization with an open source hypervisor for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and our AHV hypervisor has been rapidly gaining market share as organizations look to mitigate risk within their virtualization infrastructure. 

One of the leading concerns of moving to a new hypervisor is the perceived risk and cost of migrating. Nutanix Move makes migrating to Nutanix AHV simple, and over the past year, more than 100,000 virtual machines (VMs) have been migrated to AHV. While there are several ways to migrate from traditional 3-tier infrastructure or competing on-premises or public platforms,  multiple factors are leading to the rapid adoption of AHV and Nutanix Move.

The power of Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHV has emerged as a leading choice for businesses seeking a feature-rich, secure, and high-ROI virtualization solution. As a core component of the Nutanix Cloud Platform, AHV delivers all the benefits of virtualization without the difficulties associated with traditional hypervisors.

One of the key factors of AHV's success is its straightforward management approach. Administrators can easily manage their entire virtual environment through Prism Central, eliminating the need for multiple, complex management tools. With one unified control plan, management is simplified for administrators.

Moreover, AHV provides enhanced security features, including microsegmentation and data-at-rest encryption, ensuring businesses can maintain the highest level of data protection. The result? A smooth, streamlined experience for IT teams.

Nutanix Move: The migration maestro

All businesses depend on virtualization and the demand continues to grow with the need for efficient and reliable VM migration solutions. Nutanix Move is a prime solution for these needs, offering a fast, secure, and simple way to migrate VMs from different platforms to the Nutanix Cloud Platform running AHV. 

Over the last year, Nutanix Move has facilitated an astounding 100,000 VM migrations. This number continues to grow, currently migrating 22,000 to 26,000 VMs a quarter. But what exactly makes Nutanix Move so successful?

  1. Easy, automated migrations: Nutanix Move automates most of the migration process, reducing manual intervention and the risk of human error. IT teams can rest assured knowing that their migrations are in safe hands.

  2. Wide compatibility: Nutanix Move supports various virtualization platforms (VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV), making it easy for businesses to migrate VMs to AHV, regardless of existing infrastructure. 

  3. Minimal downtime: With almost zero downtime needed for migration, Nutanix Move ensures that businesses experience minimal disruption to their operations. 

  4. Risk-free: Nutanix Move does not delete or make changes to origin datastores or platforms, allowing rolling back if necessary.

A year of impressive numbers:

The success of Nutanix AHV and Nutanix Move  over the last year has been phenomenal, as demand for virtualization alternatives has skyrocketed. With over 100,000 VM migrations last year alone, these solutions have proven their value to businesses worldwide. This staggering figure demonstrates not only the efficiency of Nutanix Move but also the growing demand for Nutanix AHV as a reliable and cost-effective virtualization solution.


The phenomenal success of Nutanix AHV over the last couple of years and the impact of Nutanix Move is a clear indication of our ability to continue to revolutionize the datacenter space. If you haven't yet considered Nutanix AHV for your business, now is the perfect time to explore how these powerful solutions can help you streamline your operations and maintain a competitive edge.

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